I am the author and illustrator of five books: The Painting Table - A Journal of Loss and Joy (2013), Under the Fig Tree - Visual Prayers and Poems for Lent (2015), My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. - A Journey Through Loss with Art and Color (2017), Jesus: God Among Us (2018), and The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children (2020).
I am a member of the National Association of Grieving Children and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. I am a featured author with Writing for Your Life and serve as the Council Chair for Forma - The Network for Christian Formation.
Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, I had the privilege of painting with children who had witnessed this tragic event. The experience profoundly affected me and convinced me to serve those who grieve with my writing and art.
I am also the Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas.
I live with my wife and daughter just outside of Houston.